June 13, 2011
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech has added Mike Harkness to its women’s basketball staff as Director of Video Player Personnel, head coach MaChelle Joseph announced Monday.
Harkness is in his 13th year of working in the video profession and has spent his entire career at the University of Maryland.
“We are very excited to add Mike Harkness to our staff,” Joseph said. “Mike brings a wealth of knowledge to our staff as Director of Video Player Personnel, having served as the Director of Coaches Video the past eight years at Maryland.
“I have been extremely impressed with his ability to impact our program in the area of video and scouting,” Joseph added. “Mike has worked extremely hard to ensure his video editing skills are on the cutting edge and I am excited to work closely with him to develop our players and help take our program to the next level.”
Harkness was most recently the director of coaches video, a promotion he earned after a year as assistant director of coaches video.
In his latest role with the Terps, Harkness, along with his staff of two assistants and four students, oversaw the video needs for all Maryland sports except football.
“I am very excited for the opportunity that Coach Joseph and the Georgia Tech Athletic Association have presented me with,” Harkness said. “I look forward to working with the staff to integrate my knowledge of video systems, and increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the Yellow Jacket video department to meet the needs of the women’s basketball staff.”
He transitioned into working with all Terrapin sports after holding a graduate internship position with the basketball video department. He worked with the women’s basketball team that won the 2006 National Championship and the 2009 ACC Tournament title.
While a student in College Park, Harkness began his career in the spring of 1999 working in the video department with the Maryland football team.
During his time at Maryland, Harkness was a part of nine national championships and numerous ACC championships, and transitioned the Terrapins from an analog based video system to a fully digital video system.
The Hughesville, Md., native graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in management science and statistics with a specialization of decision and information sciences in 2003.
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